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Basic digital camera reviews

We test more than 80 basic digital cameras in the CHOICE labs, including models from Canon, Sony, Samsung and more.

Last updated: 29th September 2014

For those of us more concerned with quickly capturing that 'Kodak moment' or snapping shots at a family party than fussing about with lenses and exposure times, a basic digital camera is really all we need.

This in-depth test looks at the picture quality, ease of use and basic functionality offered by a number of different models, to help you decide which camera will best suit your needs.

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